Touraine – The epitome of the Loire Valley
From Amboise in the east to Candes-Saint-Martin in the west, exquisite panoramic views of islands and shifting sand banks unfold before your eyes, making you feel like you’re watching a constantly changing painting.
Here perhaps more than anywhere else, the Loire and the tufa hillsides form an ideal backdrop for the great majestic Loire châteaux, the art of the garden and the art of winegrowing. How not to also mention the GR3 and the Loire by bike trail, two inseparable routes of the Loire Valley. We walk or ride slowly, contemplating the spectacle of birds flying over the royal river. We beathe, we travel… and we also have a good time, on the terrace of the “guinguette café” !
Enjoy the wide open spaces
Take a trip in a traditional boat (a ‘gabare’ or a ‘toue cabanée’) and become completely immersed in the scenery, observing, as did the bargemen of the Loire, the beaver colonies, the iconic terns nesting on the banks and the huge catfish skimming the surface of the water. If you’d prefer stand up paddleboarding, canoeing or a trip in a hot-air balloon, you only have to ask!